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Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

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Nature Photography

Creative Arts



Photography is a great way for students to connect with the natural world and explore the nature areas of their school grounds.

During the program, the students, from up to three classes each day, will learn the techniques to take great photographs using the natural areas of their school as the subject.

Inquiry questions

What living and non-living things can we find in the natural areas of the school?

What are the techniques used to capture interesting effects in photography?

Learning activities


During a presentation, the students will be introduced to the techniques photographers use to capture great nature photographs. This session will include an introduction to the editing of photos to create visual effects.

Photographing nature

Each student will be allocated their own iPad to use and together with their partner, will visit the nature areas of the school to capture a series of nature photographs.

Final edits and display

After capturing their images, the students will select their best images and apply the editing techniques to create their final photo.

The images will be sent to the school to print and display.

Sample Timetable

NOTE: Gibberagong staff can work within established school times on the day. Please contact the Centre to disucss.



9.30am - 11.00am Class A
11.30am-1.00pm Class B
1.30pm - 3.00pm Class C

Teacher Information

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Your school


2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free

2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class. 

Risk Assessments

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Please provide one learning space/classroom for all participating classes for the duration of the day. 

Please ensure the space has a smart board

What to bring

Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.

Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.

Adverse weather

On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.

Medical notifications

Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the incursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.

Syllabus outcomes and content

Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus (2006)


A student:

  • VAS2.1 represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful by choosing among aspects of subject matter

    - focuses on details of subject matter and areas of beauty, interest, awe, wonder and delight 

  • VAS2.2 uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter

    - experiments with techniques in… photography… to create particular effects to suggest such things as close-ups, middle distance…


English K-10 Syllabus (2012)


A student:

  • responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to or different from their own EN2-11D 



  • experiment with visual, multimodal and digital technologies to represent aspects of experience and relationships 


Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2006

English K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012